PostDoc – Brain Circuits For Motivated Behavior And Decision-Making


Post-doctoral position in brain circuits.

The Meletis laboratory at Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neuroscience, has an open position for a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the identity and organization of brain circuits that are relevant for motivated behavior and decision-making, including molecular changes in neuron subtypes found in models of addiction and mood disorders.

We currently investigate the identity, connectivity, and in vivo function of neuron subtypes in striatal circuits, lateral hypothalamus, and lateral habenula, focusing on how the function of neuron subtypes in circuits shape motivated behaviors.

The postdoc will use state-of-the-art approaches to define identity of neurons subtypes and brain regions (e.g. snRNA-seq, spatial transcriptomics), develop new mouse models, and define cell-type specific connectivity using viral approaches.

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